—The Mad Mackerel
"Plaintive, utterly appealing drawl of a voice grounds each song with raw honesty and homespun warmth." [1/09/18]
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—Guillermo Castro, Immersive Atlanta
"Atmospheric indie folk with melody and harmony." [2/02/18]
"Kim Ware gives some of her best vocal performances of her career, sounding confident and calm in the midst of a diverse set of indie-folk tunes." [2/06/18]
—Rachel Cholst, Adobe & Teardrops
"The songs are just as expertly crafted, but there's an urgent earnestness to them that tugs at your attention." [2/09/18]
—Jonathan Aird, Americana UK
"'The First Girl' takes a bold and unflinchingly honest view of relationships." [1/31/18]
"'The First Girl' is weightless in some places and weighty in others–deft transitions and solid songwriting make it work." [12/11/2017]
“'The First Girl' combines a plaintive, utterly appealing vocal drawl and a raw, honest homespun warmth." [11/21/2017]
—Joshua Pickard - Nooga
"Brushed with acoustic guitar, gorgeous strings and a swinging country boogie, the song gives her control of things, even if they’re just words and music. And for four minutes, there’s no uncertainty, just an earnest sense of communication between one person and another." [11/24/2017]
"Ware has done an incredible job pulling together genre-subverting arrangements and lyrics with beautiful vocals, resulting in an album that is hard to stop listening to."
“Kim Ware’s on-again indie folk project has served up a little slice of heaven for the Atlanta music scene (and the world)."
"Blood On the Tracks and Shoot Out the Lights fans, take note.”
—Stomp and Stammer
"Southern by the grace of God, Ware migrated to Atlanta from Wilmington, North Carolina with a knack for candid, unsweetened lyrics delivered with a winsome voice and a front porch relatability."
If you’re looking for a solid alt-country record, indie-pop record, or breakup record, this one (Set Your Sights) will fit the bill nicely.”
"...the Good Graces have always been at their best when enveloping Ware’s graceful guitar playing and expressive vocals in an ambient mist of lightly textured Americana and drifting folk, and here the group manages to sound both stark and stunningly majestic."
"Filled with atmospheric Americana and lush indie-folk tracks, the reflective set is set apart by Ware’s warbling Southern drawl (recalling early Sonia Leigh) confessional lyrics.”
"Jumping between elements of folk, indie, and ambient music, Ware and company have created an album that will appeal to fans of bands like Cayetana or Bright Eyes without ever feeling like folk music is being forced down their throats."